Australian Food and Agriculture Professor to Speak at FAMU
Michelle Colgrave, Ph.D. of CSIRO Agriculture and Food in St. Lucia Queensland Australia and Professor of Food and Agricultural Proteomics at the School of Science at Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia will be speaking about Using Mass Spectrometry to Accelerate Plant Breeding: The Developing Ultra-low Gluten Barley at Florida A&M University (FAMU) on June 7 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Coleman Library in Room 117.
For more details, contact Ramesh Katam, Ph.D., at Ramesh.firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Florida High Schoolers Awarded Wilson Scholarships to Attend FAMU
Three Miami, Fla., high school graduates will be attending FAMU thanks to the support of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Foundation, a program founded by U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Miami.
Business major Justyn Guerra and Biology Pre-Med major Gerald Whitehead, both from William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, and Nursing major Antrel Guyton of Miami Northwestern Senior High School were recognized.
Funds for scholarships are raised at the foundation’s annual MLK Breakfast held every January. Interested students can apply for the scholarship at 5000rolemodels.com/scholarships. The scholarship is open to all high school male seniors. Since 1993, the initiative has given more than $10 million in scholarships.
FAMU Students Place Third in Engineering Challenge
An FAMU-FSU College of Engineering all-freshmen team recently won third place at the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Design Challenge in Washington, D.C., competing against other HBCU teams composed of upperclassmen. The competition took place at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Conference. This year’s “Design Challenge” was to “design an innovative system to transform the quality of life of people through transportation, health care or public safety.”
The Design Challenge was sponsored by Abbott, Boston Scientific, Boeing, Corning, Dell, IBM, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, the National Security Agency, NetApp, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. Eleven teams competed in the Design Challenge to showcase their creativity, innovation and technical competence.
FAMU Offers Summer Programs for Middle and High-School Aged Students
FAMU will offer summer programs for middle and high-school aged students interested in a variety of different areas. Programs like The Marching 100’s Summer Band Camp, the DRS Freedom School Program, and ACEE Robotics Engineering Technology Camp are offered throughout the summer.
Visit FAMU’s Office of Continuing Education online for deadlines and more information.